Journey Through A Melting Brain (The Stratacut of David Daniels)
David Daniels is the master of strata-cut animation
, "a form of clay animation in which a long bread-like "loaf" of clay, internally packed with varying imagery, is sliced into thin sheets, with the animation camera taking a frame of the end of the loaf for each cut, eventually revealing the movement of the internal images within.... [I]n strata-cut, you build your imagery not just in X, Y, and Z space, but also considering time as a dimension, and the most important one." Daniels' films
are mesmerizing explosions of color. In an interview with Art of the Title, he discusses the history of the process, his own trajectory, and how to make your own strata-cut animation
(in a video demo at the bottom of the page).
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 4, 2013 -
The Dream Machine
is a flash point and click adventure game done entirely in claymation
. A beta for chapter 1 is available if you sign up with an email address and password, a demo is available without signing up. (via JiG) [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Jul 23, 2010 -
Harvie Krumpet: Part 1
, part 2
, part 3
Good stuff for a cold February wednesday.
(youtube. s'been mentioned in passing here before, but here's the thing itself)
posted by es_de_bah
on Feb 13, 2008 -
In 1920, Slavko Vorkapić
, an artist from Vojvodina (now Serbia) emigrated to the United States. He roamed the country for a year and ended up in Hollywood where he became a master of special effects. He began to teach at USC where a young student, Art Clokey
was starting his film studies. Art Clokey also happened to tutor the son of Sam Engel
-- famous producer and President of the MPAA. Clokey, mentored by the special effects master at USC, made a little art film using stop motion and claymation. One day he showed his "artsy" student film to Engel. When it was over, Mr. Engel said: "Art, that's the most excting film I've ever seen. We've got to go into business together." That is the story
(video). And the rest is history
(previously on MeFi).
posted by TweetleBeetleBattleBookie
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Classic Aardman (of Wallace and Gromit fame) animation stuff up in flames
posted by magullo
on Oct 11, 2005 -
Since 1994 Claymovie
has been producing clay animation movies with kids, adults, teachers, and professionals.
Here are some random clips of some of the funnier, unpredictable, unexpected and outrageous moments.
Watch the videos and see...you have to click [download movies], then go nuts. The really outrageous ones are at the bottom...try Something in the Taters
posted by chinese_fashion
on Oct 12, 2004 -